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ADVENTURE CREATION TOOL Manual

Postby Andrew » Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:33 pm

Can anyone send the ADVENTURE CREATION TOOL Manual - in a format that I can use (pdf, word, Quill )
The manual that I have on the disk is in Perfection format - and I do not have Perfection.
I can open the manual as text, but there are a lot of Perfection formatting characters in it that makes it a bit hard to read (and a lot of work to edit it by hand)
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Re: ADVENTURE CREATION TOOL Manual

Postby tofro » Fri Sep 20, 2019 7:15 am

There's a Perfection demo disk on Dilwyn's site that contains a runnable exe file.

Maybe that can help?

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Re: ADVENTURE CREATION TOOL Manual

Postby Andrew » Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:55 am

tofro wrote:There's a Perfection demo disk on Dilwyn's site that contains a runnable exe file.

Maybe that can help?

Tobias

Might help to read it once, but not to convert it to a really usable format


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Re: ADVENTURE CREATION TOOL Manual

Postby Artificer » Fri Sep 20, 2019 1:32 pm

Hi Andrew,

You might like to try this http://www.gwicks.net/downloads.htm as you can download Geoff Wicks program QL2PC which converts Quill and Perfection documents to rtf format, text and html.

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Re: ADVENTURE CREATION TOOL Manual

Postby Andrew » Fri Sep 20, 2019 4:54 pm

Artificer wrote:Hi Andrew,

You might like to try this http://www.gwicks.net/downloads.htm as you can download Geoff Wicks program QL2PC which converts Quill and Perfection documents to rtf format, text and html.

Cheers


Thank you ! This might be exactly what I needed !

If anyone wants to download it - the link on the page is broken. The correct link is http://www.gwicks.net/files/ql2pc.zip


Later Edit:
It doesn't work as it should :( . The exported HTML/RTF document looks like this:

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;EditorPrfx:46711; ;PHM 3 ;PFM 3 ;PPL 66 ;PFT2 QL ADVENTURE CREATION TOOL - SPECIAL EDITION                   August 1988 ;PHD1                 CONTENTS       BACKING UP YOUR MASTER ACT DISK AND OTHER WARNINGS  0.0 THE DEMONSTRATION MINI_ADVENTURE  1.0 OVERVIEW OF ACT     1.0.1 ACT Notational Conventions     1.0.2 The QL CALL Bug 1.1 Fixed Limits of the System     1.1.1 Initial Planning for Your Adventure 1.2 The Organization of Messages 1.3 Object and Location Data 1.4 The Vocabulary 1.5 The System Programs 1.6 The Component Parts 1.7 Adding Colour and Formatting Screen Text     1.7.1 Inserting Colour with the MSGedt Utility     1.7.2 Considerations for Changes of Text Colour     1.7.3 Split-MODE Screens     1.7.4 Formatting Messages  2.0 BEGINNERS GUIDE TO USING ACT     2.0.1
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Re: ADVENTURE CREATION TOOL Manual

Postby NormanDunbar » Fri Sep 20, 2019 5:07 pm

Exported from the Perfection code.
Stripped of all control characters.
Hopefully, this is useful.

ACTManual.txt.zip
(92.33 KiB) Downloaded 13 times


I had long forgotten what a right PITA a Perfection export was!


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Re: ADVENTURE CREATION TOOL Manual

Postby Andrew » Fri Sep 20, 2019 5:21 pm

NormanDunbar wrote:Exported from the Perfection code.
Stripped of all control characters.
Hopefully, this is useful.

I had long forgotten what a right PITA a Perfection export was!


Cheers,
Norm.

Thank you very much Norm ! :D


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Re: ADVENTURE CREATION TOOL Manual

Postby Derek_Stewart » Sun Sep 22, 2019 4:31 pm

Hi,

I converted the manual to be rad on the kindle.

I will convert it to pdf and post it here.

One question, is the manual copyright as the software is.

Maybe David Batty, who holds the rights to Digital Precison software, would release the DP Collection.


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Re: ADVENTURE CREATION TOOL Manual

Postby RWAP » Sun Sep 22, 2019 4:56 pm

David Batty does NOT own the rights to Digital Precision software - he just registered a company using the same name.

Freddy Vaccha reverted the rights to the software to the original software authors. Unfortunately, there is no sign of Steve Sutton who wrote the Adventure Creation Tool (and others).


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Re: ADVENTURE CREATION TOOL Manual

Postby Derek_Stewart » Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:38 am

Hi,

Here are the ACT Manuals that I have converted for my own use on a Kindle.

I have converted the files with Calibre to: PDF, TXT, AZW3

I had to zip up the files, as the forum software did not like the Kindle azw3 format.
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ACT Manuals.zip
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